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The gates of hell have swung wider….

Did you know you can file a “wrongful life” suit?  I didn’t.  But you can.

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/06/06/court-rules-parents-can-file-wrongful-birth-lawsuits-saying-they-wish-their-child-was-never-born/

The wrongful birth suit is brought by the parents of a sick or disabled child against a physician that, the parents say, was negligent. The wrongful birth lawsuit does not say that the doctor caused the disease or disability, which would be a valid reason to sue. Instead the wrongful birth lawsuit claims the that doctor failed to inform the parents of the illness or disability of the child and that had they known, they would have aborted their child.

In other words, the parents are saying we wish our child was dead. Because he or she is not, the doctor has to pay,” Taylor wrote.

 

 

 

 

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The Future of the WNBA

The comments associated with this are pretty good.  It will be interesting to how feminists contort their liberal bent to accommodate this.  How is this fair to women?  What happens when men (pretending to be women) win everything including scholarships to colleges and universities?  Before long, the WNBA will have more balls on the court than a pick up game on West 51st street..

Some of my favorites:

“The balls on her…..Geez”

“So long Title 9 — ya had a good run”.

“Sad that transgenders just want to be accepted for who they are when that can’t even accept themselves for who they are”.

“Look at that mustache!  Oh, and her dick and balls.”

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Epic

You’ve probably heard something about the latest student nonsense at Evergreen University.  If not, you can read all about it here.  The story is not particularly unusual or unique given the climate on college campuses these days.  But the response from state representative Matt Manweller was….well…EPIC when he called for the school to be defunded.  It is an instant classic, below the fold.

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We are a God, family and country school.

 

I often post about how absolutely insane ‘higher education’ has become.  About how education has become indoctrination.  About how the inmates are running the asylum.  About the loss of core values and beliefs.

I am sending my daughter into that world this fall.  But if you are willing to invest just over one minute on the video above, I think you will appreciate why I sleep better with the decision she has made.  HPU President Nido Qubein:

We honor the brave men and women who have given their lives by lowering all 77 campus flags.  We are a God, family and country school.  We are grateful for our nation’s system of private enterprise, and are appreciative of our nation’s military that selflessly serves to protect our home and our freedom.  I wish for you a Memorial Day that brings you more faith and more courage.  God Bless America.

 

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Will the US learn from this?

They are now targeting children.  Multi-culturalism.  It’s a great thing.

“Today, 6 plus billion people will arise in the morning and go about their day, a day that is everywhere eased and enriched by the discoveries of scientists as made concrete by engineers. And while a considerable minority of those worthy scientists and engineers profess Islam as a faith, every one whose work makes life better for the human race is working outside of the Islamic world. Not one of the labor-saving, wealth-creating, suffering-destroying, and life-enriching technologies you will use today, whoever you are, was conceived and brought to market in that part of the world under any of the flags of Mohammedanism.

It’s not so much that they’re opposed to modern civilization; increasingly, they’re irrelevant to it. Like a bad-seed child, they have no positive accomplishments and no attainments to point to; they are reduced to vandalism and crime to seek attention.”

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Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes……

Remember, you cannot “un-see” something.  Fair warning for what’s below the fold….

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Can gender-fluid non-binary poetry slams help Democrats take back the Rust Belt?

I have no idea why recent polling says the Democratic Party is more “out of touch” with the concerns of average Americans than Republicans.

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You knew it was coming.

Meet Luis.  Luis is a man.  More specifically, he is a human man. But Luis does not want to be a human.  Luis wants to be an Elf. Luis “identifies” as an Elf. Luis has spent thousands and thousands of dollars to surgically alter his appearance to more closely resemble an Elf.  Luis believes he was born as the wrong species.  He wishes to be treated as ‘trans-species’.

Question #1: If Bruce Jenner can arbitrarily change his gender, and Rachel Dozeal can arbitrarily change her race, can Luis arbitrarily change his species?

Question #2: Is Luis actually trans-species and can he transform into an actual Elf?  Or is Luis suffering from some form of mental disability?

Question #3: Which is more compassionate: Being accepting and accommodating of his ‘trans-species’ self identity, or providing Luis access to professional mental health care?

Question #4: I identify as a potted fern.  I have painted myself green and require that my family mist me twice a day.  I consider myself trans-genus. How is this any different than items #1,2 or 3 above?

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How Fitting

Apparently the guy who clocked a free speech and Trump supporter in the head with a bike lock at Berkley is……a college professor!

Eric Clanton teaches philosophy at Diablo Valley College.  The college’s facebook page is hysterical.  The most recent post:

I was inquiring about the teaching position in your Philosophy department you’ll ~hopefully~ have come open very soon, and I would like to declare my interest in filling that position. I don’t have any teaching experience pre se, but seeing that your philosophy professors don’t actually practice ‘deep thought’ and ‘open mindedness’, I don’t see how that’s a problem. Also, I’ve been working for United Airlines for the past 8 years… So I believe I’d be a perfect fit for your institution.

I wonder what, if any, action the college will take.

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This still chills me…

April 20th, 1999.  I remember this so vividly.  Mainly because my oldest daughter had just been born a few months prior and I remember thinking, “I wonder how her high school experience will differ because of this.”

I sit here today — as she is finishing out her senior year in high school– thinking, “God, please don’t some sick or damaged kid think the ‘anniversary’ of Columbine would a good day to do something horrific.”

Fortunately, the Resource Officer (cop) assigned to my daughter’s High School on-campus is also on the department’s SWAT team (although not called that) and is the #1 sniper in the state.

 

 

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Fresno shooting: UPDATED

UPDATE: One down, one to go: NBC declares “not terrorism”

Forget the “Allah Akbar” comment.  Do you want to know what is MORE relevant to the story?  This:

The shooting happened Tuesday morning near a Catholic Charities building. Ashlee Wolf of Catholic Charities told the Fresno Bee newspaper that  the charity doesn’t believe the shooter was tied to Catholic Charities.

The guys shoots someone at a bus stop near a Catholic Charity, so, of course it has something to do with those damn Catholics.

Will this be prosecuted as a racial hate crime, terrorism, both or neither?  Discuss.

Dyer said at a news conference Muhammad has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page, and that all the people he shot were white men.

He also shouted “Allahu Akbar” as police tackled him to the ground, according to Dyer.

But then again, he went by “Black Jesus” so probably some form of Christian Hate.

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On this date in History April 18th 1775. How things have changed.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MA – APRIL 18: A painting depicting Paul Revere warning patriots of the impending British landings in Lexington on April 18, 1775 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

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RIP J. Geiles

Dead at 71.

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Identity Scandal? Hardly

Rachel Dolezal isn’t suffering from an identity scandal, she suffers from a mental illness.

But in this you-can-be-who-or-whatever-you-want-to-be culture, that of course cannot be said.

I’m not sure when we will, as a society, wake up and realize we do these people no favors by enabling their identity fantasies. We just perpetuate the problem instead of actually trying to address what it is: A woman who needs counselling, therapy and healthy dose of “you ain’t right in head, kid“.

I know this is considered intolerant, unaccepting, and probably both misogynistic and racist given the subject matter. All of this gets lost in the “complexities” of our modern society.  But some things simply are not complex.  They are artificially made complex in order to hide the simplicity of the situation.  The ‘complexities’ are manufactured in order to obfuscate the reality that there is no ‘debate’ or ‘differing perspectives’ or ‘alternative views’.

Maybe Rachel would not be suffering if she were provided the mental health services she requires instead of the left-wing coddling “yes you can be a potted plant if you want to be, honey” approach.

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Never, Never, Never, Never Surrender

So says former London mayor, Boris Johnson.

Dubbed as a “powerful, Churchill-inspired message” to ISIS, I think quite the contrary.  While a famous Churchill quote designed to instill fortitude, resilience and hope in a time of crisis, it also (especially in this context) connotes that ISIS has the UK on the ropes and that the British people should not “surrender” to it.  Germany had the British on the ropes during WW II, but that is far from the case regarding ISIS.

So why all this talk of ‘no surrender’?  The answer is obvious.

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Terrorist Asian? Hmmmmm……..

I am somewhat suspect of the classification, but admit we are very early in this…….

He looks a LOT more like an Achmed than an Akio to me……

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Fight for $15!

You picked the wrong fight.

Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores — about 16 percent of its locations — by the end of the year.

Fast food restaurants have provided millions of entry-level jobs for teenagers and young adults, but this is coming to an end, thanks to minimum wage legislation. When a minimum-wage worker can be replaced by a robot, the value of human labor is essentially reduced to zero.  TN Editor

Looks like Wendy’s found out they don’t need to pay someone $15 an hour to incorrectly enter orders and miscount change.  The kiosks don’t protest outside the store, require health insurance, take sick days or  sexually assault customers. They also don’t do gross things to your food.

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If my Amazon Echo learns how to file a legal brief, I’m screwed.

Did you know that by owning a Google Home or Amazon Echo, you are a de-facto misogynist overflowing with male privilege and promoting the endemic rape culture and inter-sexual patriarchal bigotry of our society?

So says these guys.

Yep, Siri, Alexa, Google Home and Cortana are all being sexually abused by owners, and Microsoft and Google are to blame.  And you, too, of course.

People often comment on the sexism inherent in these subservient bots’ female voices, but few have considered the real-life implications of the devices’ lackluster responses to sexual harassment. By letting users verbally abuse these assistants without ramifications, their parent companies are allowing certain behavioral stereotypes to be perpetuated. Everyone has an ethical imperative to help prevent abuse, but companies producing digital female servants warrant extra scrutiny, especially if they can unintentionally reinforce their abusers’ actions as normal or acceptable.

I mean just look at the picture above.  Just look at how these ‘digital female servants’ are being manhandled — literally– by their oppressors. All grope-like, with meat fists clutching them in a sweaty embrace. But if we are going to start ascribing feelings of repression and assault to inanimate objects, there are probably other devices that should jump to the front of the line……

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I really don’t understand. Really, truly I do not.

 

I am no Trump fan.  I have serious reservations about his ability to ‘make America great again’.  I agree with those who say he is a blowhard, thin-skinned ego maniac.  I do not agree with many of his policy positions.  I think (the extent of) his battle with the media is unwise. But that is pretty much where it stops.   Why?

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This is apparently old News, but news to me…..

The City of New York officially recognizes THIRTY ONE different genders.   One of them, “gender-fluid” basically means you ‘relate’ as male or female differently on a day-to-day basis.  This used to be conveniently (and much more appropriately) called “psychotic” but apparently that is now ‘intolerant’.  We must now tolerate psychosis.

I can only imagine the havoc this creates in getting things like a driver’s license. “Excuse me, I don’t see  Non-Binary Transsexual as an option on this form. And my partner is a Two-spirit Genderqueer which I don’t see, either.”

Shouldn’t they be required to have 31 different bathrooms? Minimally, any New Yorker can shower anywhere they want on any given day simply by claiming to be Pangender (all genders simultaneously).

This is the outcome of embracing liberal ideology to the max.

 

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DJT should have asked Roger Waters to sing at inauguration….

 

 

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Mainstream Media

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The outragous conservative…

This lifted directly from Ace of Spades… but is worth sharing…

Progressives aren’t interested in what we have to say, or in having a “reasonable dialog” with us. It’s nothing but “shut up or we’ll shut you up!”. This is what their shouty, dialed-up-to-11 rhetoric is designed to do. And this generally works, or at least, that’s how it has worked in the past. But what has happened over time is a process very much like how we produced antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Like a dose of penicillin, the shouty rhetoric takes out “nice” conservatives or conservatives who decide they have better things to do than to get shouted at by shouty progressives. But some conservatives manage to survive, so the dosage is upped: the shouts get even louder and the attacks get more vicious and are extended beyond the political arena into personal lives. This creates a very hostile environment. But even it drives out or silences many conservatives, it also creates a new strain of tough conservatives who don’t mind fighting, who like to fight, and can throw 2 punches for every one they take.

I remember back in the old days, public conversations between liberals and conservatives usually went something like this:

1. liberal: says something
2. conservative: responds
3. liberal: you’re a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
4a. conservative: I am not a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
4b. conservative attempts to give evidence for statement 4a.
5. liberal: not good enough
6. Go to step 3

Many conservatives simply don’t care anymore. Warden’s excellent piece earlier this week makes this clear. The new, Trump-era “honey badger conservative” playbook appears to be this:

1. conservative: says something
2. liberal: you’re a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
3. conservative: fuck you.

 

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Why America is so Frgile lesson #1,874

jedi-academy

Did you know that you can actually take “light saber” classes?  You know, to become a real Jedi?  New York Jedi promises “the best light saber choreo classes anywhere”.  Only $10!

Important note: They “discourage use of toy sabers (extendable/soft plastic or sequentially-lighting blades) during practice.  Additional equipment (ex: knee pads) is optional.”

Where to begin…..Let’s see for starters they are ALL FUCKING TOYS.  There is no such thing as a “real” light sabre.  Furthermore, none of them have “blades”.  They are fucking plastic tubes that light up.  If they had actual blades I would imagine the New York Jedi Academy would be horror shop of disemboweled and amputated poorly-adjusted adult age children who, for some unknown reason, think Star Wars is real.

And I have no idea why anyone would need knee-pads for “Light Sabre Choreo”.  On second thought, I think I know why….

Bonus Round: The Empire Lucas Films is suing the shit out of these adult-sized children for copy right infringement.  Welcome to the real world, Padawan.

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The Butcher’s Bill

In the past 12 months:

Chattanooga, TN                                  6 killed, 2 wounded by jihadist

Merced, CA                                          1 killed, 4 wounded by jihadist

San Bernardino, CA                             16 killed, 23 wounded by jihadists

Philadelphia, PA                                   1 cop shot by jihadist

Columbus, OH                                      1 killed, 4 wounded by jihadist

Orlando, FL                                           50 killed, 53 wounded by jihadist

This is just in the US.  I can’t begin to list of the frequency and horror of such attacks abroad — it’s daily. But suffice to say YTD 2016 is something around 1,290 separate terrorist attacks killing over 11,800 people and wounding another 14,300.

And that assumes the media even reports it.  For some reason, they do not like to report attacks on Israelis as terrorist attacks 

And now we have a new, home-grown form of terrorist. BLM is quick becoming our US-flavored ISIS.  Over 31 police officers have been shot year to date most notably BLM and Obama-inspired ambushes of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge.  And it doesn’t look good for a Kansas City police officer shot today (“multiple suspects ran from the scene“).  I’m betting ambush.  Again.

The BLM-types are trying to make their case in a similar way by listing out all the people “Killed by Police” with the inference that the police are a murderous, untamed execution squads.  If you click any of the links to get the details, they  almost always read “Police shoot armed intruder” or “Police shoot knife wielding man” or similar.  You know, completely unjustified and all that.

And we’re only 1/2 way through 2016.  When you have over 160 killed or wounded by domestic jihadists, you would think something would change.  When you have police officers gunned down by race-hating & race-baiting thugs, you would think something would change.

What is that change and when is it coming?

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